South Cameron to forfeit Week 8 game vs. Elton, loses varsity team for two seasons

The Tarpons must abandon their varsity team after two forfeits during the season

South Cameron to forfeit Week 8 game vs. Elton, loses varsity team for two seasons
(Renard, Brady)

CREOLE, LA (KPLC) - The South Cameron High School football team has struggled with low participation in recent seasons. This week, due to a lack of healthy players, the Tarpons will forfeit their second game in a three week period. The Elton Indians will be awarded a win in the Tarpons' upcoming game.

South Cameron Head Coach Darryl Lee confirmed the school’s forfeiture to KPLC and said the Tarpons are down to only seven healthy players.

“Of the 13 remaining players, six are injured but cleared to play,” said Lee. “We don’t have enough healthy players to compete with.”

According to the LHSAA rule book “the forfeit of two or more scheduled games shall be considered discontinuing the sport. When a school discontinues varsity football, its scheduled games shall be null and void.”

The once proud football program who made its last state title appearance 22 years ago will now aim to play at the junior varsity level in hopes to continue it’s football tradition. South Cameron officials tell us when eligible, they hope to bring back the varsity program.

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